Adrian Raine is a neuro-criminologist. As with many individuals whose thinking goes against the tide – he is controversial. So much so that his ideas received little funding in the UK and so he moved to the USA and started scanning the brain’s of convicted murderer’s. His findings led him to claim that contrary to the idea that your social upbringing and other environmental conditions (and chemical imbalances) cause you to become a murderer, you are predisposed to be a murderer genetically and, in particular, if you have an under developed pre-frontal cortex.
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